Fins, Fireworks, and Fun at Texas State Aquarium’s “4th of July”

June 24, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The largest Aquarium in Texas will be open for its regular hours of 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. during Fourth of July and will keep the fun going after-hours to give guests an up-close look at the Mayor’s Big Bang Celebration and Harbor Bridge L

During the day on July 4, guests can enjoy up-close encounters with America’s native wildlife, including Grace the bald eagle, plus otters, dolphins, sharks, coral reef fish and more. The H-E-B Splash Park, Whataburger 4D Theater and expansive indoor exhibits like Caribbean Journey will also give guests a chance to beat the summer heat.

At 7 p.m., the Aquarium will reopen to give guests another look at its animals and attractions, plus access to the unbeatable views just off the Aquarium’s bayfront. With its prime location between the U.S.S Lexington and Harbor Bridge, guests will have one of the best perspectives of both the Mayor’s Big Bang Celebration and the Harbor Bridge Lightshow. A ticket will also include a complimentary hot dog and burger dinner, and food and adult beverages will also be available for purchase after-hours. The Aquarium’s H-E-B Splash Park, Whataburger 4D Theater, Gulf of Mexico observation deck and H-E-B Dolphin Room will not be open to guests after 7 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring chairs and blankets for the night event, but coolers and outside food and drinks will not be allowed.

To get tickets for a daytime visit on July 4, guests can purchase discounted tickets at All exhibits, wildlife presentations, and admission to the H-E-B Splash Park and Whataburger 4-Dimension Theater plus parking are included with admission from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tickets for the Aquarium’s after-hours 4th of July celebration can be purchased at Parking is included with admission.

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